What's in your wine? New study reveals how production methods affect color and taste of pinot noir
The taste and color of your wine depends on the methods used to produce it and the chemicals added during production, says research published in Analytical Chemistry Research. The researchers behind the st ...
Study puts a price on help nature provides agriculture
A team of international scientists has shown that assigning a dollar value to the benefits nature provides agriculture improves the bottom line for farmers while protecting the environment. The study confirms ...
Doubt cast on global firestorm generated by dino-killing asteroid
Pioneering new research has debunked the theory that the asteroid that is thought to have led to the extinction of dinosaurs also caused vast global firestorms that ravaged planet Earth.
Why marine fish don't go into the deeper blue
Ancient DNA ends Aussie claim to kiwi origins
Australia can no longer lay claim to the origins of the iconic New Zealand kiwi following University of Adelaide research published in the journal Science today showing the kiwi's closest relative is not ...
DNA evidence suggests humans hunted moa to extinction
Study suggests large waves may have bigger role in breaking up polar sea ice than thought
Searching for Earth-like planets: Newly spotted frozen world orbits in a binary star system
A newly discovered planet in a binary star system located 3,000 light-years from Earth is expanding astronomers' notions of where Earth-like—and even potentially habitable—planets can form, and how to ...
Researchers document aviary eggshell with iridescence for the first time
Study raises questions about cause of global ice ages
A new international study casts doubt on the leading theory of what causes ice ages around the world—changes in the way the Earth orbits the sun.
Researchers find link between amount of silica in subduction zones and frequency of 'slow' earthquakes
The origins of multicellular life
The biological world around us is dominated by multicellular plants and animals. All of these intricate forms have evolved from far simpler, single celled ancestors.
Progeny of old parents have fewer offspring
Reproduction at old age involves risks that may impact one's own life and may impose reduced biological fitness on the offspring. Such evidence, previously obtained in humans and other taxa under laboratory ...
Scientists race to save 'books' in the burning 'library of life'
As species blink into extinction all around the world, environmental scientists in Australia have come up with a way to decide 'which of the books we rescue from the blazing library of life'.